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Anna-Mieke Anderson

Founder & CEO of MiaDonna & CompanyMiaDonna & Company

Portland, OR

Member Since August 2018


Social Enterprise


Anna-Mieke Anderson (pronounced Anna-Mee-kah) is the founder and active CEO of MiaDonna & Company and the founder of The Greener Diamond Foundation. She is a dedicated mother, an avid philanthropist and successful entrepreneur. When Anna-Mieke learned the truth behind the conflict origin of her earth-mined diamond in 2005, she became passionate about finding a conflict-free option. Fueled by a mother’s passion for helping children, she has built a globally admired, eco-friendly jewelry company that continues to push boundaries to create a socially responsible diamond industry. Not only did she grow a business, she pioneered an industry. She has dedicated her life to creating diamonds in a laboratory that are superior to earth-mined diamonds in every way, all while helping children caught in the middle of the unethical harvesting of mined diamonds. Anna-Mieke has made history by becoming a visionary in the new era of the diamond industry. Her passion to create lab-grown diamonds, even before the technology was available, has been recognized by industry authorities and organizations. She is now internationally recognized as a humanitarian activist and successful entrepreneur who works tirelessly to inspire other young women to embrace their authentic, feminine selves and follow their entrepreneurial spirit.

Published content

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New entrepreneurs sometimes fall into the trap of thinking that they can make their hobbies profitable through their business. When you're putting together a company, the first thing you may want to consider is whether you're doing this as a passion or for profit. There are times when these conditions overlap, but it doesn't happen very often. It's far more likely that you'll need to figure out if you want to invest money into a passion project or a business that will support you. Nine entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council discuss what elements a businessperson needs to consider when deciding between passion and profit, and even offer personal examples to highlight these factors.

10 Common Cash Flow Mistakes You Might Make As A New Entrepreneur

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Cash flow --  the amount of money that comes in and goes out of a business -- is often a concern for many new companies. Generating a healthy cash flow requires careful planning and a commitment to a strong operational strategy. However, a lack of experience in cash flow management as a new entrepreneur can put you at a disadvantage. That’s why we asked 10 members of Young Entrepreneur Council about common cash-flow mistakes new business owners tend to make when they’re starting out. Here’s what they had to share from their experiences.

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Innovation can change how a company does business and significantly improve its bottom line. That is why innovation should be a core value for any organization, and leaders should spare no efforts to encourage their teams to come up with innovative ideas. However, the stigma in some companies not to appear too "out there" keeps many creative ideas from coming to the fore. Managers that can put their staff at ease during brainstorming sessions of innovation-focused conversations have a much higher chance of getting them to reveal their innovative ideas. For managers who want to learn how to encourage employees to be more open and embrace their creativity, eight contributors to Young Entrepreneur Council speak about their own experiences within their companies and the most effective ways to have more conversations that lead to innovation.

Do Ethics Really Matter To Today's Consumers?


As societies continue to grow and evolve, businesses must find a way to keep pace with the ever-changing marketplace.

Company details

MiaDonna & Company

Company bio

Founded in 2005 by a mother passionate to create change in the world, MiaDonna offers beautiful, ethical and affordable fine jewelry made with recycled metals and the finest lab-grown diamonds and gemstones from the world’s leading labs. Handcrafted in the U.S.A., each conflict-free piece is created without negatively impacting native communities or the environment. MiaDonna’s goal is to redefine the jewelry industry by providing shoppers with a socially responsible alternative that counteracts the damage caused by the earth-mined diamond industry. As a foundation-first company, MiaDonna proudly gives back at least 10% of its net profits to their charity foundation, The Greener Diamond, to fund educational, agricultural, mentorship and urgent relief programs in diamond mining communities.



Area of focus

conflict-free fine jewelry
social enterprise
lab-grown diamonds